Romance Novels, Spies, and Women Doctors | Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, romance novels, spies, and women doctors lead me down a winding path.

Romantic Pairings | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2017

For Valentine’s Day and beyond, here are a few perfectly matched romances: two paranormal debuts, sequels to recent series, and a duo of gems on audio.

The Narrating Brilliance of Simon Prebble | RA Crossroads

Experience the brilliance of audiobook narrator Simon Prebble in his own voice, listen-alikes, listen-arounds, and listen-agains. Readers’ advisory recommends Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell; Morgenstern’s The Night Circus; Eliot’s Middlemarch, Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities among others to get reading patrons listening.